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Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Mountain window

Mountain Window

Jack B. Yeats (1871 – 1957)

© Estate of Jack B Yeats. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2013

  • Artist
    Jack B. Yeats
  • Title
    Mountain Window
  • Date
    1946
  • Dimensions
    34.5 × 22cm
  • Medium
    Oil on board
  • Collection
    Niland Collection
  • Provenance
    Presented by Ria Mooney to Sligo County and Museum in 1970.
Description

This tiny painting belonged to Ria Mooney, an actress and the first woman producer at the Abbey Theatre. She worked on two of Jack Yeats’s plays there in the 1940s. Mooney presented this work and another Yeats painting, He Wins, to Sligo.

Mooney may have been drawn to this work because of its use of theatrical conceit. It is an ambiguous view of a Ben Bulben seen through a cottage window, apparently based on a memory of a scene from the house of a great-aunt of Yeats, who lived above the Rosses in Co.Sligo. The lady was known as Aunt Mickey and her home had a commanding view of Ben Bulben. The cosy image of an Irish country garden with climbing foliage and luscious window boxes contrasts with the austere form of the mountain viewed in the distance. The result is a sensuous and complex image of the famous Sligo mountain and the surrounding countryside.

Written by Roisin Kennedy

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  1. Percy French (1854 - 1920) - A view of Sligo Quay
  2. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - Country Scene
  3. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Metal Man
  4. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - Portrait
  5. Rita Duffy (b.1959) -Seige ||
  6. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Cartoon for Figure of Christ
  7. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Augusta Gregory
  8. atrick Hall - Jesus Walking on the Sea
  9. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Sailor home from the sea
  10. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - To Measure the Immeasurable
  11. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Red Hanrahan’s Vision
  12. Kathy Prendergast (b.1958) - Untitled
  13. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Bay Pilot, The River Pilot, The Stevedore, The Ganger and the Gang
  14. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Head of a Boy
  15. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Shining Shallows
  16. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Portrait Figure of an Irish Gentleman
  17. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- He wins
  18. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats as a child
  19. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - William and Mary
  20. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Self Portrait
  21. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Jack B. Yeats
  22. Norah McGuinness - Les Bigoudenes
  23. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Market Day
  24. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Sea and the Lighthouse